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Grand Canyon Upper Jrig Rapids

Five Boats, Five Stories: J-Rigs, Oar rigs, Paddle rafts, Dories and Duckies in Grand Canyon

March 10, 2020
My first exposure to white water rafting down the grand canyon was as a 17 year old "extra swamper" on a motorized J-Rig raft. Maybe that skews my...
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Grand Canyon Upper Nankoweap Reflection

Grand Canyon Rafting

January 28, 2020
What is the Grand Canyon? If you typed this question into your search engine you would likely get a simple geographical/geological answer stating...
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Brian Merrill Ceo

2019 Year in Review

December 26, 2019
2019 was a tremendous year for Western River Expeditions and the Moab Adventure Center. We had a lot of water in the river, thanks to some heavy...
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Brian Merrill Ceo

Brian's Welcome to Moab, Utah

November 11, 2019
Anyone who has booked their Utah multi-day rafting trip may have already stumbled upon this insightful video from our CEO Brian Merrill on one our...
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Grand Canyon Upper Nankoweap Reflection

10 Tips for the First Time Whitewater Rafter - Western River Blog

October 3, 2019
1. Don’t over pack Everyone over packs. I’ve done hundreds of whitewater rafting trips and I’ve over packed for almost every one. I’ve come off...
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Grand Canyon Upper Granite Rapids

11 Myths of Whitewater Rafting - Western River Blog

October 3, 2019
MYTH #1- “Rafting is for adrenaline junkies” We know that the videos and photos of extreme (extremely questionable) rafting antics seem to be the...
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Grand Canyon Upper Jrig Rapids

Seven Surprises of a Grand Canyon Trip - Western River Blog

October 3, 2019
Seven is a good number. The Grand Canyon is one of seven wonders of the world. The Grand Canyon was a surprise to Conquistadors en-route to the...
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